With 380 deaths, Delhi records highest spike till now

The National Capital recorded the highest single-day spike in its COVID-19 death with 380 more people succumbing to the infection on Monday. The positivity rate raised at over 35 percent, as per the latest bulletin issued by the city health department.

Delhi had recorded 22,933 cases on Sunday, 24,103 cases on Saturday, 24,331 on Friday, 26,169 on Thursday, and 24,638 on Wednesday.

This is the fifth day on the trot that Delhi has recorded over 300 deaths due to coronavirus.

The capital recorded over 20,201 fresh cases. The number of cases is low owing to the lesser number of tests conducted the previous day.

A total of 57,690 tests, including over 18,000 rapid-antigen tests, were conducted in the said period, it added. This is the lowest number of tests conducted this month.

With the fresh cases, the national capital’s cumulative COVID-19 tally has climbed to 10,47,916 and the death toll due to the viral disease stands at 14,628, the bulletin said.